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BaseView.RestoreLayoutFromXml(String) Method

Restores a View's layout from a specific XML file.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Parameters

xmlFile
Type: String
A string value specifying the path to the XML file from which View settings are read. If the specified file doesn't exist, System.IO.FileNotFoundException type exception is raised.

Expanded Remarks

Use the RestoreLayoutFromXML method to load the View's layout previously saved to an XML file with the help of the SaveLayoutToXml method.

The ColumnView.OptionsLayout property controls which settings should be restored from the file.

Note

When restoring a layout during a form load (for instance, in your Form.Load event handler), you may need to call the GridControl.ForceInitialize method prior to the layout restoration. See this method to learn more.

Expanded Example

This example shows how to save and restore the layout of the GridControl.MainView between application runs. The form's Load event is handled to restore the layout previously saved to an XML file. The form's Closing event is handled to save the current layout to the specified file.

Note that the GridControl.ForceInitialize method is called before the layout is restored in the Form.Load event. This method needs to be called before a grid's settings are changed in the Form.Load event. It finishes the control's initialization and thus ensures that all the changes that will be made do not conflict with the options that have been customized at design time.

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